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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova will play for Turkey in the 2015 Eurobasket tournament.
Ilyaosva is entering his first year in Detroit as the Pistons' starting power forward, but the team has shown no hesitation in his international play this summer. Jul 13 - 10:44 AM
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With Ersan Ilyasova solidifying the Pistons' PF spot, Stan Van Gundy said Detroit has "four starters that we're happy with."

The Pistons will turn their attention to upgrading at SF and acquiring some depth, particularly behind Andre Drummond. They also have looming questions about unrestricted FA Greg Monroe and how effectively Brandon Jennings (Achilles) can share a backcourt with restricted FA Reggie Jackson. It will be a very interesting offseason in Detroit.
Jun 16 - 12:22 PM

Ersan Ilyasova said that head coach Stan Van Gundy has already assured him that he will play an integral role for the Pistons right out of the gate next season.

Ilyasova could not have landed in a better situation, as it sounds like the Pistons are expecting Greg Monroe to bolt in free agency. Ilyasova should be locked in as the starting power forward if Monroe leaves, and his ability to spread the floor will allow Andre Drummond more room in the paint to operate. Ilyasova averaged 14.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game after the All-Star break last season, and he could build on those numbers in Detroit if he stays healthy.
Jun 13 - 12:23 PM

Ersan Ilyasova has been traded to the Pistons in exchange for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is an interesting move, and it may mean that Detroit doesn't like their chances of retaining Greg Monroe as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. If Monroe does indeed leave the Pistons this offseason, Ersan would slot into the starting power forward spot, and he could be a nice fit in Stan Van Gundy's system. Health is the biggest concern for Ilyasova, as he's been missed an average of 25.5 games over the past two seasons, but he did have a nice run to close out the 2014-15 season, posting averages of 14.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game on 47.3 percent shooting after the break.

Ersan Ilyasova said that he was undecided if he will play for the Turkish national team this summer.

For a guy that's as injury prone as Ilyasova, Milwaukee management is probably hoping he elects to forgo any strenuous activities this offseason. For what it's worth, Ersan did not participate in the FIBA World Cup last summer, but that still didn't keep him healthy during the 2014-15 season. Ilyasova did have a bit of a bounce-back performance after the break this year, compiling averages of 14.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. However, he didn't become a steady rotation player until Jabari Parker went down for the year, and he still missed 24 games. He's not a great guy to draft next season, especially with Jabari Parker set to reclaim his role as a starter.
May 1 - 1:15 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored seven points during a blowout 120-66 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds and one foul in 17 minutes.

The Bucks starting unit scored a combined 29 points with Zaza Pachulia leading that group with eight points. As for Ilyasova, he had a very solid bounce-back season following a catastrophic 2013-14 year. Still, he is likely to be bumped from the starting lineup next season with Jabari Parker likely ready for opening night. As it stands right now, Ghostface Ilya won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues next season.
Apr 30 - 9:51 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 15 points against the Bulls on Saturday during a 103-91 loss, adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

It wasn't a bad game at all from Ilyasova and he didn't take too many contested shots. Ilyasova was really playing well on offense in April, averaging 14.3 points, 4.1 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.9 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. If he's going to get 30 minutes, he should post some nice fantasy lines.
Apr 18 - 9:54 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 8-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's final loss to the Celtics.

The Bucks will play the Bulls in Round 1 of the playoffs starting on Saturday and Ilyasova has proven himself to be a force again. He averaged 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers per game after the All-Star break, and while we're not ready to jump back on his bandwagon for next season, he does look like a guy you can use in fantasy leagues throughout the playoffs. Khris Middleton scored 18 and O.J. Mayo scored 16 off the bench in the loss.
Apr 16 - 12:22 AM

Ersan Ilyasova recovered from two poor outings to finish Sunday's win vs. Brooklyn with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, three 3-pointers and five rebounds.

He did his damage in 28 minutes, a nice change from the 20.0 minutes he played in the Bucks' two previous games. Ilyasova is a streaky shooter and the fluctuations in playing time are doing him no favors, and he'd been a liability in April with averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards and negligible assists or defensive stats. Deploy him with due caution.
Apr 12 - 5:53 PM

Ersan Ilyasova was held to just six points on 2-of-7 shooting and one rebound in 21 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

Ilyasova has been surprisingly consistent in the last third of the season and just this week he started to hit a cold patch. The Bucks are all-but locked into the No. 6 seed, but the lack of important games might not matter with such a young team. Keep an eye on the wily Jason Kidd, but for now this is a two-game blip on an otherwise stable radar.
Apr 11 - 12:53 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, three boards, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Cavs.

He came in hot, but did nothing tonight. There were no reports of an injury, so hopefully he'll return to form on Friday against the Knicks.
Apr 8 - 11:34 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting on Saturday vs. the Magic.

He also added eight boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes, and he has now scored in double digits in four out of his last five games. His next injury could be right around the corner, but Ilyasova is worth owning in most leagues while he is this hot.
Apr 5 - 12:05 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points during a 110-101 win in Boston on Friday, adding four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He is getting consistent minutes now. In his last five, Ilyasova averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 treys on 45.6 percent from the field. Ghostface Ilya is back like that.
Apr 4 - 12:38 AM

Ersan Ilyasova made 1-of-10 from the field for eight points with seven boards, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He had a career-high 34 on Thursday, but was on the other side of the spectrum tonight. Ghostface Ilya had a ton of poisonous darts from the field tonight to set back the Milwaukee offense and perhaps he just had too much confidence in himself. He'll likely bounce back on Monday against the Hawks and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 11:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a career-high 34 points on 12-of-14 from the field against the Pacers during a 111-107 win on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He gets the fantasy equivalent of a Grammy for posting an effective field goal percentage of 103.6. Back in January, it was a winter war for Ghostface Ilya with his minutes per game at just 17.2. Now, he’s finally been consistent with at least 29 minutes in each of his previous five, averaging 17.0 points, 8.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 treys on 45.9 percent from the field. He's spitting hot fire right now and is a must-start player.
Mar 26 - 11:11 PM

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